The New Rules of Lifting for Women: Lift Like a Man, Look Like a Goddess

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Penguin, Dec 26, 2008 - Health & Fitness - 272 pages
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In The New Rules of Lifting for Women, authors Lou Schuler, Cassandra Forsythe and Alwyn Cosgrove present a comprehensive strength, conditioning and nutrition plan destined to revolutionize the way women work out. All the latest studies prove that strength training, not aerobics, provides the key to losing fat and building a fit, strong body. This book refutes the misconception that women will "bulk up" if they lift heavy weights. Nonsense! It's tough enough for men to pack on muscle, and they have much more of the hormone necessary to build muscle: natural testosterone. Muscles need to be strengthened to achieve a lean, healthy look. Properly conditioned muscles increase metabolism and promote weight loss -- it's that simple. The program demands that women put down the "Barbie" weights, step away from the treadmill and begin a strength and conditioning regime for the natural athlete in every woman. The New Rules of Lifting for Women will change the way women see fitness, nutrition and their own bodies.
 

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User Review  - MichelleCH - LibraryThing

An excellent guide to strength training and nutrition for women backed by science and research. It's easy to read and tongue-in-cheek which I appreciate. Highly recommend it for women looking to get stronger and that want to step away from the "barbie" weights. Read full review

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User Review  - katiedlc - Overstock.com

I have several books on fitness and this one is really well laid out. I also happen to like that its not all girly and he presents the information very clear and concisely. Has some excellent workouts near the end. I have other books with better menunutritional tricks but his is adequate. Read full review

Contents

Title Page
The Truth About Your Muscles
The War Against Food
Our Meal Plans Can Beat Up Their Meal Plans
Smart Women Foolish Workouts
A Womans Place Is in the Weight Room
The Right Moves
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Lou Schuler is a National Magazine Award-winning journalist, a certified strength and conditioning specialist, the author of popular diet and strength-training books, and a dedicated blogger. He has written and edited Men's Fitness, Men's Health, Men's Health Muscle, Men's Journal, and other magazines. Alwyn Cosgrove is co-owner, with his wife Rachel, of Results Fitness in Newhall, California. He is a professional member of the National Academy of Sports Medicine and the American College of Sports Medicine, among other organizations, and is a frequent contributor to a variety of magazines, including Men's Health and Men's Fitness. Cassandra Forsythe, M.S., is a doctoral student at the University of Connecticut, studying exercise science and nutrition. She is an expert consultant for fitness and nutrition media, including Men's Health, Fitness Rx for Her, and Fitness Rx for Him.

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